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Postby john.nash » Thu May 03, 2012 9:24 am

Is the world ready for yet another "superbike" that looks almost, but not quite, identical, to every other "superbike" ... you decide ..

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Postby brenton.roy » Thu May 03, 2012 9:48 am

maybe - maybe not...
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Postby nevhunter » Thu May 03, 2012 1:07 pm

That's the way it's all going. 160 Hp is Passe. You need 220 to be with it. How many of us can ride to that level? The speed limit is the same for all bikes. Nev

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Postby Simon.Gardiner » Thu May 03, 2012 11:11 pm

It's not the speed limit that matters, Nev, it's the way you get there :lol:
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Postby nevhunter » Fri May 04, 2012 12:45 am

Yeah, I know. but when is enough too much. Is horsepower the only thing? Do you need traction control to make it rideable in the wet?
The Square four would have been considered as some sort of superbike in it's day. When I first rode one, ( a 1947 model in the early fifty's) I was pretty impressed with it's smooth and strong acceleration .Nev

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Postby Keith.owen » Fri May 04, 2012 10:55 am

This really is not cricket!!

This has has not been designed or manufactured at Selly Oak neither has it been inspired by our beloved machines, unlike the modern day triumph tourers which really do look like modern day versions of the famous Turner twins!!

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Postby nevhunter » Sat May 05, 2012 2:46 am

SOME of the triumph's look like the older bikes. SOME of Triumph's BEST bikes don't. Talking about performance here.
When the brand name comes available, someone might see a benefit in using it. Nev

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Postby brenton.roy » Sat May 05, 2012 4:10 am

I know many won't agree with this, but I figure it's an Ariel - Jap motor admittedly, but still built in the UK.
If the Ariel factory was still going, wouldn't their bikes look and go like this (or be better)?
It recognises our brand - and if the cars are anything to go by, in a good way.
This might just be a way to find some younger members? I expect they'll be expensive (the cars are), hand built one off's.
The sort of bikes I think of in this sense are Healey's, Egli Vincents, Rickman's, Bimota's and so on.
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Postby nevhunter » Sat May 05, 2012 4:55 am

How many of the younger set, 18-25, would know what an Ariel was? My kids do ( for obvious reasons. They've been indoctrinated).
There is a downside to using old names and reviving them. When you do a search on the net the new stuff swamps the search engine. You then insert "old" and you get second hand "new" ones. Try Super-X. The revived one went broke. The original folded ( by choice) close to the start of the great depresssion. 1931..
I have a friend who has one of those Ariel cars. Very light . Now there's an idea for a modern motorbike. Though the Dukes and Yam R6 aren't too heavy.. Nev

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Postby simon.holyfield » Sun May 06, 2012 10:35 pm

Try searching for AJS!
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